Biography of Ephraim S. Pratt
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Pratt, Ephraim S., was born in Tolland, Mass., December 25, 1811, and came with his parents to Wolcott, Wayne county, at the age of seven years. He was educated in the schools of that day, and moved to Seneca county. November 9, 1834, he married Huldah B. Williams, of Weston, Conn., by whom he had eight children, four sons and four daughters: David S., Thomas H., Abby A., Tamsen L , Orlon H., Olive L., Florence, and James R. Mrs. Pratt died May 26, 1885, and he married second, April 12, 1886, Susan P. Pease, widow of Orman Osborne, a farmer of Fairfield, Conn., who died May 5, 1873, leaving one son, Alvin P. Osborne. Mr. Pratt's father, Silas, was born in Sandersfield, Mass., August 17, 1781, a son of Justin, born in Granville, Mass., October 21, 1731. He was the son of Barnard, born at Hingham, Mass., July 1, 1710. The latter was the son of Aaron, son of Phineas, whose father, Henry, was born at Hingham, England, in 1599. In 1635 the latter emigrated with nine others, to Massachusetts, and Hingham was given as a name to the new home, which name has continued to the present day. Mr. Pratt has resided in Ulysses over forty years.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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